Cornell & Diehl Old Joe Krantz Red Label

A foundation of dark and cube cut burley is richly layered with red Virginia, smoky Latakia and perique, to form a complex and slightly spicy English blend.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series Old Joe
Blended By Craig Tarler
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type American
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin, bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 11, 2017 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant
The one half ounce sample bag I received from an Ebay seller did not have the ingredients listed on it. We might think that this is Old Joe Krantz with a small amount of Latakia in it, and we would be partially correct. OJK Red Label has both Latakia and black Cavendish added to the original ingredients, and this makes it a new blend. We are told that it was formerly tinned as Bag Piper, but Bag Piper was various Burleys with a small amount of Latakia added. Also, Bag Piper was flavored with both deer tongue and an alcohol-based agent. I repeat - OJKRL is a brand new blend and I am reviewing it as such. So, what Cornell and Diehl have done here is to introduce us to, yet, another English blend in a very crowded field of English blends. As such, I have to label OJKRL as a light English, and it has to compete with all the other light English blends that exist. It does this quite handily in my opinion. The underlying base of Virginia, Burley and Perique has much the same punch as original OJK, and that makes it a very good smoke. OJKRL has a richness that we all like in pipe blends and it delivers an all around quality smoke that makes you want to smoke it again (and again). The bottom third of each bowl was still a good smoke, unlike so many pipe blends that sink into a gray ashy area. This is one of the best light English mixtures I have smoked in some time and I have no problem giving it four stars.
Pipe Used: John Eells canted Squat bulldog (2008 NASPC pipe)
PurchasedFrom: gifted by an Ebay Seller
Age When Smoked: current
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 23, 2020 Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Rich, creamy smoke with great flavor and complexity. Very enjoyable and surprisingly strong. A hint of sweetness quickly gives way to the piney smokey Latakia. There is also a subtle nutty flavor as well as a bit of spiceyness. Overall the blend smokes with consistent flavor all the way through the bowl. A bit heavy for summer day but definitely a tobacco that will make my fall/winter rotation. I enjoyed this tobacco in several pipes but found the wide prince bowl to be the best.
Pipe Used: Weber Shellbrooke billiard, Comoy prince
PurchasedFrom: Ohlone Cigar Lounge
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 29, 2021 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
If you like heavy burley/perique blends such as Picayune, Big n' Burley, Old Joe Krantz, Haunted Bookshop, etc., this is not it. OJK red label smokes like a light English Latakia blend with the addition of black Cavendish. It contains a fair amount of the sweetened type, which I am not a fan of, but all the ingredients and components are of good quality, so I cannot find CD at fault here for not being a favourite. My only complaint is it seems to contain a fair amount of it, so it plays a major role right at the forefront of everything. If you have been smoking OTCs up until now and you want to dabble into the world of non-aromatics, this blend could be for you.

Edit 10 May 2021

I am upgrading this tobacco from 3 to 4 stars.
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